Friday, September 23, 2022

Why Is a Good Playlist So Hard to Find?: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 125

B&W screenshot of a smiling Julie London appearing on What's My Line in 1961
Julie’s happy shoulders.

Coffeetime, September 23, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Kenny Drew / Undercurrent / Undercurrent / Blue Note / 12.11.60 
Kenny Burrell / [Midnight Blue] / Kenny’s Sound [take 10] / Blue Note / 1.8.63 
Jacques Renard & his Orchestra / Come to Me / Brunswick / 4.19.31 / vocal = Paul Small 
Luis Russell & his Orchestra / I Got Rhythm / Brunswick / 10.24.30 / vocal = Dick Robertson 
Betty Hall Jones / Frustration, Frustration / Combo / Hollywood 1951 
Dinah Washington / Dinah! / More Than You Know / EmArcy / LA 11.11.55

bed
Bucky Pizzarelli / Flashes - Solo 7-String Guitar, Volume 3 / Arbors Jazz / 2004

set 2
Art Farmer / Art / Goodbye, Old Girl / Argo / 9.21-23.60 
Blossom Dearie / Autumn in New York / Barclay / Paris 1.16.56 
Art Blakey / A Night in Birdland / Once in A While / Blue Note / live, Birdland 2.21.54 
Lee Morse & Her Bluegrass Boys / Don’t Keep Me in the Dark Bright Eyes / Columbia / 6.25.28 
Lil Armstrong & her Swing Orchestra / Why Is a Good Man So Hard to Find? / Decca / 3.18.40 
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra / Blue Afterglow / Columbia / 2.7.39 / vocal = Dan Grissom 
Julie London / Swing Me an Old Song / Cuddle Up a Little Closer / Liberty / LA spring 1959 

set 3
Yusef Lateef / Psychicemotus / First Gymnopedie / Impulse! / 7.21-22.65 
Lee Morgan / The Gigolo / The Gigolo / Blue Note / 7.1.65 
Howard McGhee Sextet / Midnight at Minton’s / Dial / Hollywood 10.18.46 
Bobby Hackett & his Orchestra / That Old Gang of Mine / Vocalion / 1940 / vocal = The Tempo Twisters
Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra / Stardust / Victor / 11.11.40 / vocal = Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers
Joe Derise / Joe Derise Sings / My Romance / Bethlehem / 1955

set 4
The Trombones, Inc. / They Met At The Continental Divide / Impossible / Warner Brothers / Hollywood 12.5.58  
Stan Getz / Stan Getz Plays / ’Tis Autumn / Clef / 12.12.52 
King Cole Trio / ’Tis Autumn / Capitol / Hollywood 3.29.49 / NKC p, Irving Ashby g, Joe Comfort b, with Pete Rugolo & his Orchestra
T-Bone Walker / Don’t Give Me the Runaround / Black & White / 12.46 / with Al Killian Quintet
Kaye Ballard, Jack Cassidy, & Joan Roberts / Cast Recording of Broadway show “Jerome Kern’s Roberta” / I Won’t Dance / Columbia / 1956
Golden Gate Quartet / Born Ten Thousand Years Ago / Bluebird / Charlotte, NC 8.4.37

last soulful song
Willie Hutch / Foxy Brown / Ain’t That (Mellow, Mellow) / Motown / Hollywood 1974

Friday, September 16, 2022

You’re Not the Only Playlist on the Apple Tree: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 124

Ruth Chatterton hugging Walter Huston with a worried look in the 1936 movie Dodsworth
Walter’s telling Ruth about September.

Coffeetime, September 16, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Bennie Green / Soul Stirrin’ / Black Pearl / Blue Note / 4.28.58 
Joe Newman / Counting Five in Sweden / The Sleeper / Metronome / live, Konserthuset Stockholm (Concert Hall) 10.13.58 
Carl Perkins / Introducing Carl Perkins / Way Cross Town / Dootone / LA 1955 
Carroll Gibbons & the Savoy Hotel Orpheans / A Faded Summer Love / Columbia / London 12.4.31 / vocal = Jack Plant
Tab Smith & his Orchestra / I’ve Had the Blues All Day / United / Chicago 4.23.53 / vocal = Johnny Harper & Tab Smith 
Morgana King / Sings the Blues / Something to Remember You By / Mercury / 1958 / with celeste!

bed
Bucky Pizzarelli / Flashes - Solo 7-String Guitar, Volume 3 / Arbors Jazz / 2004

set 2
Café Pierre Trio / My Ship / Monmouth Evergreen / 8.25 & 26.82 / Bucky Pizzarelli g, Russ Kassoff p, Jerry Bruno b
Don Wilkerson / Shoutin’ / Easy Living / Blue Note / 7.29.63 
Barney Wilen / Jazz Sur Seine / Vamp / Philips / Paris 2.13 & 14.58 
Django Reinhardt / The Great Artistry of Django Reinhardt / September Song / Clef / Paris 3.10.53 / Reinhardt’s last recording session
Harry Bidgood’s Broadcasters / Should I? / Broadcast [Vocalion for the UK] / London c. 1928 / vocalist (probable) = Webster Booth
Walter Huston / September Song / Brunswick / 1938 / with Victor Young & his Orchestra
Matt Dennis / Dennis Anyone? / Relax / RCA Victor / 1955 / Dennis p, Bill Pitman g, Ray Leatherwood b, Alvin Stoller d

set 3
Don Wilkerson / Preach Brother! / Jeanie-Weenie / Blue Note / 6.18.62 / Wilkerson ts, Sonny Clark p, Grant Green g, Butch Warren b, Billy Higgins d
Clark Terry / The Happy Horns of Clark Terry / In a Mist / Impulse! / 3.13.64 
Dorothy Ashby & Frank Wess / In a Minor Groove / Autumn in Rome / New Jazz / 9.19.58 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_a_Minor_Groove
Charlie Parker / Star Eyes / Clef / 1.17.51 
Kay Kyser & his Orchestra / Romeo Smith and Juliet Jones / Columbia / 10.6.41 / vocal = Ginny Simms & Harry Babbitt, from the RKO movie Playmates 
The Master Keys / You’re Not the Only Apple on the Apple Tree / Top / 7.45 
Billy Eckstine / Billy Eckstine’s Imagination / A Faded Summer Love / EmArcy / 1958 / with Pete Rugolo & His All Stars

set 4
Max Bennett / Max Bennett, vol. 2 / Johnny Jaguar / Bethlehem / 12.14.55 / Nick Travis t, Charlie Mariano as, Jack Nimitz bs, Carl Fontana tb, Dave McKenna p, Bennett b, Mel Lewis d; composed by Lennie Niehaus
Jim Hall / Jazz Guitar / Look for the Silver Lining / Pacific Jazz / LA 1.57 / Hall g, Carl Perkins p, Red Mitchell b 
Red Nichols Five Pennies / The Peanut Vendor / Brunswick / 1.23.31 / vocal = Paul Small 
King Cole Trio / All for You / Excelsior / Hollywood 10.11.42 / NKC p, voc, Oscar Moore g, Red Callender b
Eartha Kitt / Sentimental Eartha / Once We Loved (Se Acabo) / Spark / 1970
Gospel Vocalaires of Norfolk, VA / Call Him Anytime [unedited take] / Gotham / Norfolk 8.53 / Eastern Virginia Gospel by the Virginia Folklife Project 

last soulful song
5 Stairsteps & Cubie / Love’s Happening / I’m the One Who Loves You / Curtom / Chicago 1968

Saturday, September 10, 2022

When Playlist Gets Blue: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 123

What's it all about?

Coffeetime, September 9, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Warne Marsh / Warne Marsh / It’s All Right with Me / Atlantic / 12.12.57 
Sonny Clark / Cool Struttin’ / Deep Night / Blue Note / 1.5.58 
The Rhythmic Eight aka Bert Firman Orchestra / Is She My Girl Friend? / Zonophone / Hayes, Middlesex 11.29.27 / vocal = Eddie Kollis d 
Benjamin “Bull Moose” Jackson / Just in Case You Change Your Mind / Queen / 12.20.45
Dakota Staton / Dynamic! / When Sunny Gets Blue / Capitol / 1958

bed
Bucky Pizzarelli / Flashes - Solo 7-String Guitar, Volume 3 / Arbors Jazz / 2004

set 2
Hank Mobley / Hi Voltage / No More Goodbys / Blue Note / 10.9.67 
Bill Evans / [Time Remembered] / Like Someone in Love / Milestone / live, Shelly’s Manne-Hole, Hollywood 4.10.62 
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four / Apple Blossoms / Okeh / 10.18.29 
Bing Crosby / Lazy Day / Brunswick / Chicago 4.24.32 / with Isham Jones’ Orchestra
Joe Williams / ‘Round the Clock Blues, parts 1 & 2 / Cincinnati / Cincinnati fall 1944 / with the Three Chocolates
The Spaniels / I Like It Like That / Vee-Jay / 1959

set 3
Marty Paich / Jazz for Relaxation / Lullaby of the Leaves / Tampa / Hollywood 1956 
Herb Geller / While the Cigarette Was Burning / RTF Studio, for the “Jazz aux Champs Elysées” Radio show / Paris spring 1962 / Geller as, Jack Dieval p, Jacques Hess b, Franco Manzecchi d
Tony Pastor & his Orchestra / P.S. — Tony Pastor Plays And Sings Shaw / Frenesi / Everest / 1959
Johnny Ingram & his Rhythm Czars / Ridin’ Hi / Trilon / Oakland 1946 
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra / Not Mine / Columbia / 12.10.41 / vocal = Peggy Lee 
The Basin Street Boys / Near to You / Exclusive / Hollywood late 1946 / with Lucky Thompson’s Orchestra 
Bobby Darin / This Is Darin / Black Coffee / Atco / 5.12.59

set 4
Jazz Modes / The Jazz Modes Play Excerpts from the Frank Loesser Musical The Most Happy Fella / Happy to Make Your Acquaintance / Atlantic / 11.11.57 
Stan Getz / More West Coast / Tangerine / Norgan / 8.22.53
King Cole Trio / It Only Happens Once / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44
Jerry Orbach & Company / Cast Recording of “The Fantasticks” / Try to Remember / MGM / 6.13.60
Cilla Black / Alfie / Capitol / London (Abbey Road) 2.22.66  The Soul Stirrers / Loved Ones are Waiting (take 2) / Specialty / Hollywood 3.4.58 / solo by Paul Foster

last soulful song
Aretha Franklin / Aretha / Over the Rainbow / Columbia / 8.1.60 

Friday, September 02, 2022

Play, Playlist, Play: Coffeetime Homebrew ep 122

Little Milton performing on Conan in 1997
Milton, you’re TOO good!

Coffeetime, September 2, 2022, Angelynn Grant

set 1
Clifford Brown & Max Roach / Study in Brown / Swingin’ / EmArcy / 2.23-25.55 
Louis Smith / Here Comes Louis Smith / Val’s Blues / Blue Note / 2.9.57 
Barry Harris / Preminado / Play, Carol, Play / Riverside / 1.19.61 
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra / Frenesi / Victor / Hollywood 3.3.40 
Al Katz & his Kittens / I May Be Wrong (But I Think You’re Wonderful) / Columbia / 8.30.29 / vocal = Bill Brookins 
Elmore Nixon / A Hepcat’s Advice / Peacock / Houston 1951 
Sylvia Syms / Songs by Sylvia Syms / Lonely Woman / Atlantic / 1952 / with the Barbara Carroll Trio

bed
Bucky Pizzarelli / Flashes - Solo 7-String Guitar, Volume 3 / Arbors Jazz / 2004

set 2
David “Fathead” Newman / Straight Ahead / Summertime / Atlantic / 12.21.60 
Wes Montgomery / Montgomeryland / Old Folks / Pacific Jazz / LA 4.59
Paul Quinichette / The Vice ‘Pres’ / I’ll Always Be in Love with You / EmArcy / 1.30.52 
Lonnie Johnson / Mr. Johnson Blues / Okeh / St. Louis, MO 11.4.25 
Peg La Centra / Big Mouth Minnie / Bluebird / 10.20.38 / with Jerry Sears p
Al Bowlly / It’s a Lovely Day Tomorrow / HMV / London 2.15.40 
The Four Flames aka The Hollywood Flames / Wheel of Fortune / Specialty / Hollywood 1.52 

set 3
Don Wilkerson / Shoutin’ / Happy Johnny / Blue Note / 7.29.63 
Benny Carter / New Jazz Sounds / Frenesi / Verve / 11.12.54 / Carter as, Oscar Peterson p, Herb Ellis g, Ray Brown b, Bobby White d 
Kenny Clarke & his Fifty-Second Street Boys / Confirmation / Swing / 9.5.46 / Kenny Dorham, Fats Navarro, trumpet; Sonny Stitt, as; Ray Abrams ts; Eddie DeVerteuil bs; Bud Powell p; John Collins g; Al Hall b; Clarke d
Jack Hylton & his Orchestra / Deep Purple / HMV / London 5.26.39 / vocal = Bruce Trent
The Cats & the Fiddle / I’m Singing (So Help Me) / Bluebird / 1.20.41 
The Charioteers / The Gaucho Serenade / NBC Reference Recording, transcription / 10.28.43 
Don Elliott / Don Elliott Sings / Ev’ry Time / Bethlehem / 2.22.55 

set 4
Henry Mancini & his Orchestra / The Return of the Pink Panther [soundtrack album] / The Wet Look / RCA Victor / 1975
Lou Levy / A Most Musical Fella / Angel Eyes / RCA Victor / LA 1.57 / Levy p, Max Bennett b, Stan Levey d, produced by Shorty Rogers
Oscar Pettiford / Oscar Pettiford / Golden Touch / Bethlehem / 1.54 
King Cole Trio / Please Consider Me / MacGregor transcription / Hollywood 11.21.44 / Nat King Cole p, Oscar Moore g, Johnny Miller b
Julie London / Latin in a Satin Mood / Frenesi / Liberty / LA 1962
Little Milton / Blues ’n’ Soul / You’re No Good / Stax / Memphis 1974 / “Milton, you’re no good.”
Southern Sons / Above My Head I Hear Music in the Air / Bluebird / 7.25.41

last soulful song
Diane Ray / My Summer Love (Is Heading for an Early Fall) / Mercury / 1963